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of what were initially peaceful protests. obviously the situation in syria deteriorated since then. we have been extensively engaged with the international community as well as regional powers to help the opposition. we've committed hundreds of millions of dollars of humanitarian aid to help folks both inside of syria and outside of syria. we are constantly consulting with the opposition on how they can get organized so that they're not splintered and divided in the face of the onabsoluo onslaught of the assad regime. we are in close contact with countries like jordan who immediately border syria and israel who is already having grave concerns as we do, for example, about movement of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere. and that could have an impact not just within syria but on the region as a whole. i'm encouraged to see that the syrian opposition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they've had in the past. we're going to be talking to them, my envoys will be traveling to various meetings that will be taking place with the internationa
. there's egypt, gaza, syria, iran. there's a president's second term that's got to be dominated by this region. >> i think so. it's the middle east, so there's good news and bad news. the good news is that the obama administration did an excellent job of supporting israel all through this. made israel feel moderate and the arabs feel realistic. the second piece of good news is that egypt, even under the muslim brotherhood, has an interest in having stability. that's very important. the bad news is the islamists are in control. in the palestinian areas with hamas and certainly in control in egypt. and there's going to be no peace as long as they are there in control, and u.s. policy has got to be a long, gradual process of trying to build up the non-islamists in the arab world, including in iran, across the region. >> that frames it. we'll hear more from you in the roundtable. >>> now let me turn to carl levin, chairman of course of the armed services committee in the senate. senator, to egypt. how concerned are you? is morsi a partner of the united states, or a problem? >> yes.
and syria and said that they must do something now. he wants balk's help to assist the people of syria to save them from the slaughter he said is going on there, to put more pressure on the assad regime and to help the rebels. lynn? >> now the work begins. michelle, thanks so much. affirmative action. smoking marijuana for pleasure and defining marriage. how did the states vote? >>> plus president obama's vision for america over the next four years and beyond in his own words. >>> a big storm exiting the east coast is going to affect travel all the way across the country. also, a new storm in the northern rockies. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." one. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember. with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas! no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy most. [ woman in pet store ] it's as easy as... [ all ] one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. ap
nations this week in hopes of achieving a low level state hood status for his people. >>> rebels in syria are claiming an important victory, saying that they now hold one military base in syria. amateur video posted on a social media website showed rocket propelled grenades being fired during an overnight battle as opposition fighters captured a helicopter base, which is near the capital of damascus. and the government bombing of a village near the capital reportedly killed at least eight children while they were just outside playing. >>> now for a look at your monday weather, we check in now to nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> have a wonderful week snend. >> great holiday weekend. but back to work for a lot of folks. >> unfortunately. >> it happens. >> that's what we do. good morning everyone. it's a little chilly out there. nothing like the super storm san different remember that? we've all seen the damage pictures. this is some of the first video i've seen of when the damage was occurring. this was right before high tide, someone that should have evacuated but didn't in union beach, n
political life. >>> hewlett packard has responded to questions about selling products directly to syria. the world's largest pc maker said in a letter today its products could have been delivered to syria through resellers or distributors. the s.e.c.'s office of global security risk had asked hp to describe the nature, duration and extent of its past and present business with syria. the company says it did not authorize sales of its products to that country. they >>> still ahead at 6:00, getting into the holiday spirit. a live report at a tree lighting ceremony in san jose. >>> and an orange and black friday. we'll explain. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. tracking clear skies in san francisco tonight for a couple of tree lightings in downtown with low 60s. 61 right now in san jose. it's going to get cold tonight. temperatures dropping into the mid 50s. your weekend forecast is coming up. >>> there is a lot of activity in downtown san jose right now for christmas in the park. the emcee for tonight's festivities, marla taya. she joins us live. good evening, marla
an assessment about what intervention in syria might require. the pentagon says a u.s. military effort to seize the stockpile of chemical weapons require upward of 75,000 troops and the "times" reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah have set up training camps near the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flat bed trailer with chairs for each of the veterans. in addition to the four deaths, others were injured. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply saddened. the ntsb is sending a team to midland to investigate. >
involved. amid reports the obama administration is preparing to recognize syria's opposition counsel as the legitimate representative of the people, clinton notes rebels are now able to hold their ground and take the fight to government forces. >> we have been deeply involved in helping to stand them up, and we're going to carefully consider what more we can do. >> and on iran's nuclear ambitions, clinton says with the u.s. election over, now is the time to see if there's hope for negotiating in good faith. >> there is still a window of opportunity to reach some kind of resolution. >>> all right. back to main street u.s.a. yesterday in sandy stricken new jersey and new york a secret santa was handing out $100 bills. the anonymous missouri man sought out people who had been devastated by hurricane sandy. and while he plans to hand out $100,000 in total, he says it's not about the money, it's about committing random acts of kindness. which he surely did. >>> and speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need, and
reserves much more accessible. overseas the civil war in syria escalating to another dangerous level today. the israeli military fired today at syrian artillery units after stray shells ended up on their side of the border in golan heights. israel doesn't believe it was targeted just spillover from the sill war but warns it will respond. the spillover is happening in turkey, syria's neighbor to the north. the syrian opposition appointed a new leader today to try and topple president al asad's regime. and more fallout after possibly the biggest scandal at the bbc. two senior exec it tiffs stepped down after the broadcasting company's top leader resigned. accused of covering up the sex abuse story of a star. the person is believed to have sexually abused children during his 40-year career. the tv station wrongly accused a top politician of child abuse. the broadcasting giant is now facing a major overhaul. jessica? >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, the puppetteer who performs as elmo on sesame street is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old boy. kevin clash says he bro
and will be sending forensic experts to the tomb this month. >>> more fighting today along the syria border with turkey. the two countries share a border over 500 miles long and much of the recent fighting has taken place right there. activists say the death toll is now 38,000 since the uprising began 19 months ago. and today france became the first european power to officially recognize syria's opposition coalition and said it will consider arming the rebels. raj. >> thank you, janelle. >>> exoneration for the sesame street puppeteer accused of having inappropriate relations with a teenager. in a surprising turn-archd today, the man who accused kevin clash of having sex with him when he was 16 years old now says it isn't so. the unidentified man admits the relationship was consensual and that he was of legal age. clash responded he's relieved and said this painful allegation has been put to rest. no word tonight on when clash will return to the show. >>> well, you can now add target and toys r us to the list of stores opening early for black friday. they're actually opening thanksgiving ni
of people in southern syria. an anti-government group claims targeted regime forces in daraa, these pictures were uploaded to the internet today. 11,000 refugees have fled syria in the past 24 hours. most of them to turkey. the united nations says it is the biggest exodus in 20 months of civil war. >>> today is malala day around the world. the united nations planned a day of action honoring a 15-year-old malala yousafzai who was shot by militants while pressing for girls' education in pakistan. her father says she's now beginning to walk, to talk, and to read, which is wonderful news. nearly 90,000 people have signed a petition requesting that malala receive the nobel peace prize. >>> and finally, brace yourself, brace yourself for this last story. it's big. justin bieber and selena gomez are a super couple no more. according to e-online they broke up last week after two years of dating. bieber performed at the victoria's secret show this week. he admits to being a little distracted by the models while he was there. to which his friends responded, you think? that is the news. now back to les
in syria. >>> and a changing of the guard in china. today, he began the once in a decade transfer of power to vice president ping while the world's second largest economy continues to grow, president hu warned public anger over corruption is also growing and called on his 2,200 party members to be ethical. china as you may know has seen many more dissidents in recent years. >>> thank you. his itinerary is making history. president obama will become the first u.s. president to visit myanmar and cambodia. the trip marks a drama turn-around in the country's relations with america after decades of violent military rule. but exiled activists and human rights groups are likely to criticize the president's planned visit. in cambodia, he will attend the east asia summit. ? . the president is facing economic uncertainty and certainly will the rest of the year. today that translated again into another down day for your money. company that are both losing and making money. >> another rough day on wall street. we'll start with losses and they're piling up for apple. the cupertino company saw its price
of when that rain arrives into the bay area. and an update for the syria key resorts. kirkwood doing the best, 26 to 36 inches. that full seven-day forecast in minutes. >>> tonight in health matters, teenage boys are bulking up and not always in healthy ways. a new study from the university of minnesota examined for minnesota 2,700 teenagers at urban middle schools and high schools. more than two-thirds of the boys say they've altered their eating habits while 90% say they're exercising to increase muscle size or tone. 80% of girls are also exercising more to be more buff. more than a third are using protein powders or shakes and about 6% report they're using steroids. experts now ask if they're resorting to steroids at a ages of 13 to 15, what will they be doing at the ages of 18 or 20? >>> day care has many benefits for children but a new study is finding more children are likely to be overweight than those who stay home with their parents. canadian researchers followed about 1,500 kids over a period of a few years and found that 50% were more likely to be overweight or obese. but
and all three say they're innocent. >>> overseas in syria, new video surfaces showing syrian fighter jets bombing the outskirts of damascus. the rebels were also aggressive today with reports they assaulted and executed eight government soldiers. 33,000 syrians dead since the uprising began 19 months ago with no end in sight. >>> at least 22 people dead and more than 100 injured after a fuel tanker drove into a highway bridge in ri adin the capital city of saudi arabia. the explosion was so powerful it collapsed a nearby building and destroyed several cars and a bus. the truck driver reportedly swerved into the bridge to avoid another accident. >>> decision 2012 is heading into the final weekend. president obama received a key endorsement today from new york city mayor and independent michael bloomberg. with just five days until the election mr. obama campaigned across three battleground states, wisconsin, nevada and colorado. you see now mitt romney who was also campaigning in virginia today. both sides concentrating on nine swing states which is considered to be likely to make the diffe
. and lastly, syria, couldn't be a better day for bashar al assad. takes all the attention officer ya. no one is looking at the murderous campaign of assad against his own people. >> andrea mitchell, the diplomacy for president obama about to start a second term with all of the problems in the middle east. he's in bangkok this morning. he talked about his support for israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. and we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> so let's talk about how the president is working this right now, andrea. >> well, working this by trying to persuade the president of egypt to please pull back and pressure hamas for a cease-fire. that is where the action is. the arab spring is what changed all of this. all of the elements that tom just addressed were, you know, completely transformed by the fact that you have morsi and not m
and syria threaten to draw the region into the ongoing syrian crisis. meantime this morning, israeli air strikes struck the gaza strip as retaliation for rocket attacks from the hamas-controlled area. >>> police say the deaths of five family members in toledo, ohio, were the result of a murder-suicide. officials say the apparent intentional carbon monoxide poisoning killed three children, their uncle and their grandmother who were in the midst of a bitter custody dispute. >>> nascar superstar jeff gordon is going to have to pay up for intentionally wrecking rival clint bowyer's car in sunday's race at the phoenix international raceway. gordon was fined $100,000, got docked 25 points and is on probation through the end of this year but avoids a suspension. the scrape-up caused a major fracas between the two drivers' pit crew. >>> an incredible plane crash caught on tape in brazil. take a look at this small plane careened right off the landing strip near the sao paulo airport. no one was kale killed but the captain suffered serious injuries. now back to matt and savannah. >> now to al who
. >> of course, iran and the u.s. have other big disagreements over iran's military aid to the regime in syria and rockets that smuggle to hamas. in the second term, no foreign policy challenge is more critical. the president has been dealing with iran's suspected nuclear threats. >> andrea mitchell in washington. thanks so much. >>> egypt islamists approved a draft constitution this morning that could further enrage anti-government protesters. it was passed without participation of liberal and christian members. human rights experts fear it could give muslim clerics influence over legislation and restrict freedom of speech and women's rights. >>> a spokesman says former president george h.w. bush should be able to leave the hospital by the weekend. he has been hospitalized for complications from bronchitis. >>> last day of trading for november. what's moving the markets? good morning, kayla. >> the stocks are following the fiscal cliff and the market dove yesterday on comments from house speaker john boehner. data released yesterday showed economic growth in the u.s. is still weak. consumers
, this morning in syria gunmen assassinated the brother of the parliament speaker in da mass skas. this as a government shutters the offices of hamas breaking with the militant group it once backed against israel. >>> official with american airlines and u.s. airways are discussing the benefits of a possible merger. both airlines announced they had signed a nondisclosure agreement and would exchange confidential information while they evaluate a potential combination. american's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. >>> "x factor" judge britney spears is becoming a woman of letters. the pop star is currently in talks with a publisher to write her first solo novel. the hollywood novelist said it will incorporate parts of her life. she has one fiction and one nonfiction book co written with her hour. it is 4 minutes after 10:00. al, a check on the weather. >> that's right. outside comes incompetent side. beautiful thing. let's see what we've got for you weather wise. as natalie mentioned, we have a nor'easter. along the coast, bans of waves spreading nor
's help to do more to protect the people of syria, put more pressure on the assad regime and assist the rebels. savannah. >> just one in a long to-do list for the president. thanks, michelle. >>> coming up next, big issue in the election, jobs. how to find them no matter what your age. but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> we're back now at 8:44. this morning on "today's money," jobs and the economy. two defining issues with voters during the past campaign. election may be over but not concern over where things are headed and where to find work. jean chatzky is "today's" forecasts editor and
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